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Death in Transition: The rise in the death rate in Russia since 1992


  • Kitty Stewart
  • Jacob Nell


From January 1992 to the first half of 1994 the death rate in Russia rose by over 30 per cent, a rise of a magnitude never before seen in an industrialized country without a war or famine. In 1993 alone the life expectancy of a Russian man fell from 62 to 59. This paper examines the nature and causes of this unprecedented and disastrous increase.

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  • Kitty Stewart & Jacob Nell, 1994. "Death in Transition: The rise in the death rate in Russia since 1992," Papers iopeps94/20, Innocenti Occasional Papers, Economic Policy Series.
  • Handle: RePEc:ucf:iopeps:iopeps94/20

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    demography; economic transition; mortality rate;

    JEL classification:

    • J11 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts
    • P27 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Performance and Prospects


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